Monica Ferraro, Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed) in California

Monica Ferraro, AMFT

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Tweenies (12 year olds), teens, teenagers (13-17) and young adults (18-20 years old) are my favorite people!

It's soooo hard being a teenager with managing real life eyeball to eyeball relationships AND trying to survive the other life in what I call the matrix. (Research shows a direct correlation of greater depression and anxiety the more one is out in the alternate universe of social media, google it). Similarly, It's hard being a parent of a teenager. I was in the trenches too, being scared, not trusting to let go. Look, I remember 15-18; I raised two successful teens now in college, on a bumpy road sometimes. Nonetheless, I appreciate how hard it is to walk in those shoes between childhood and adulthood; the transition is awesome, scary and difficult at times. I can help problem solve and/or go deep into the trauma that both the parents and young person may be affected by. P.S. We all have trauma, Big T or Little T or both. Luckily, I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, focused on my clients processing their trauma. Bottomline, I am an optimist, hopeful, enjoy encouraging and witnessing the potential growth of those who choose to change. Why would they? Because what is current, is not working. We will work collaboratively on the your goals. Call me right now; Let's do this. I am also trained in: DV (Domestic Violence), NP (Nurturing Parent Curriculum), ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Psychodynamic) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). I am a CA AMFT.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$120.00 - $180.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Point Loma Nazarene